Lantern Parade Brings Magical Evening of Light to Peterborough 

To cap off its 25th year in the community, the Children and the Arts Festival committee will be hosting special lantern-making events in November and December. The committee has hired international visual artist Gowri Savoor to work with members of the local community to create lanterns for a special parade in downtown Peterborough on December 1, 2018.  

  Children at Rumney Primary School in Middlesex, Vermont, learn to make lanterns (right) that they will carry in a night-time parade (left). Images courtesy Gowri Savoor.

Children at Rumney Primary School in Middlesex, Vermont, learn to make lanterns (right) that they will carry in a night-time parade (left). Images courtesy Gowri Savoor.

Supplies and Instructions

Here you’ll find instructions for soda bottle lanterns. Click on the link below to download the document.

Savoor will be in the Conval School District area for a teach-the-teacher workshop on October 15th, and also for a week-long residency from November 26th to 30th that will include workshops for local students and community members. Their efforts will culminate in a lantern parade on December 1st that will coincide with Peterborough’s annual tree lighting event. The parade is also a lead-in to the annual Children and the Arts Festival, which takes place May 18, 2019. The 2019 festival theme is “Let Your Light Shine.” 

 The committee is currently seeking donors and volunteers for this one-time, magical event of light. Area arts enthusiasts who would like to help finance the event or volunteer their time should contact Children and the Arts at childrenandarts@gmail.com.